Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum : Book
by Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs, Daniel Seiple
Located to the southwest of Alexanderplatz—where the city districts of Berlin-Mitte and Kreuzberg come together—is an urban area which is undergoing a “critical reconstruction”, an expression used in urban planning to refer to “mixed-use zoning of closed block developments.” In the dead center of Berlin, this area presents an unusual setting in which economic strategies of land divestiture and the politics of sociological urban development have played out as if in slow motion.
In 2006, five artists appropriated this location and have since successfully maintained its presence as Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. This volume provides comprehensive documentation of its history, development and transformation. Forming the core of the catalogue is extensive documentation of the exhibition series—Bestandsaufnahme, Parcella, Spekulationen, Landreform and Wunderland—in whose context more than thirty artistic projects have been realized since 2006.
Susanne Schröder, editor
Essays from Martin Conrads, Andrej Holm, Matteo Pasquinelli, Christine Nippe, Daniel Seiple, Susanne Schröder